Last Stand for Lucy
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Last Stand for Lucy

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Alternative




"Michael Musto"

For their performance alone, Lucy won the best of the M.E.A.N.Y. (a/k/a Music & Emerging Artists NY), triumphing on “Burn Everything,” the big song off their debut EP, Bastards of Gramercy. - SUNfiltered


Their star is definitely on the rise now, but things were not always so smooth going: Nicholas and O’Neil—who happen to be childhood friends - WHAT IS JAMES WEARING?

"No Frills"

Last Stand for Lucy is what a rock band should be. No frills needed, kick your teeth in with their boot, rock music. - NY ROCK SCENE

"Last Stand for Lucy"

The songs on Dysthymia Part 1 are more energetic and upbeat, but they still maintain that aggressive quality that made the previous EP so damn good. - Taking the lead Media

"Last Stand for Lucy"

The new EP (Dysthymia Part 1) features some new upbeat melodies that sustain the same aggressiveness of the band's previous work. This is best heard on the track, Heartless Son of a Bitch (a music video was also produced for this song), complete with a drum introduction and some new-wave guitar sounds. - Taking the Lead Media


Bastards of Gramercey (2010)
Dysthymia Part 1 (2011)



Following their first E.P., Bastards of Gramercy (2010), Last Stand For Lucy is back with a new record, Dysthymia (2011), which is being released as two
five-song E.Ps. True to its title, the sound of the latest release is based on hauntingly dark melodies, provocative lyrics and sharp musical arrangements.
The album, written and produced by Derek Nicholas (guitar) and Michael O'Neil (singer, guitar), debuts a new rhythm section with the addition of Jon Serwinowski (drums) and Josh McElroy (bass). Together, the band has created an updated sound for Last Stand For Lucy, showcasing more aggressive tones, infectious guitar hooks, and prolific songwriting, by drawing inspiration from such bands as The Cure, Joy Division, The Cult, Sisters of Mercy and Therapy?

"Robert Smith (The Cure) has always had a great way of articulating simple ideas by making his lyrics very accessible” says singer Mike O'Neil. "I’m pretty honest. I just want to say what I need to say to get my message across."
In the album's feature single, “Heartless Son of a Bitch”, O’Neil’s piercing accessibility couldn't be more pronounced: "That face that you wear,
This hole in my chest, In constant repair, This plays out just like the rest."
The album songs demonstrate the band's ability to combine passionate vocals, heartbreaking lyrics, guitar hooks and edgy beats into versatile and popular music. "I think Joy Division had a way of making room for both vocal and guitar hooks in their songwriting," says guitarist, Derek Nicholas. "We try to base our songs around those elements."
"Restless", the first track on the record, lures you in with a friendlier, slightly more mainstream sound, whereas "Heartless Son of a Bitch" and "Small and Precious" are both aggressive stunners – they are as catchy as they are dark. "Seven" is the band’s hardest hitting track on the record, and "On Your Good Advice" is thoughtful and melancholic, demonstrating the band’s range of musical and emotional diversity.
The band’s sound is complex but their approach is simple: get out there and play rock n’ roll! The album Dysthymia is a tribute the melodic, British goth rock of the 80's, and to the grit found at the heart of modern, American rock n’ roll